Thursday Oct 29, 2015

Thanks for Attending Oracle OpenWorld 2015

That's a wrap on Oracle OpenWorld 2015!  A huge thanks to our customers and partners--and everyone else who helped make this epic event happen. See you in 2016!

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Sunday Oct 25, 2015

Sunday @ Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Must-Do's

Oracle OpenWorld officially begins today in San Francisco. With so many great sessions, labs, demos and networking experiences, it can be difficult to fine tune your daily schedule. We're here to help. Here are five activities on Sunday that you simply cannot miss. 

1. Attend the Opening Keynotes: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Moscone North, Hall D

  • Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services | Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle 
  • Transformation and Innovation in the Data Center: Driving Competitive Advantage for the Enterprise | Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer, Intel 

2. Download the Mobile App 

Download the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app by searching for "Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco" on the Apple iTunes App Storeor on Google Play for the latest news, updates, access to My Schedule, interactive maps, and more. Sponsored by Wipro.

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3. Join the Oracle Welcome Reception: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Oracle Cloud Plaza @ Howard Street

Kick off Oracle OpenWorld while you eat, drink, and network with your colleagues at Oracle Cloud Plaza.

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Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Why Advanced Customer Support for Your Oracle Solutions?

Oracle’s innovative software, systems and cloud services are revolutionizing the industry and no one offers more personalized and proactive mission-critical support for Oracle technology than Oracle Advanced Customer Support (ACS). Add ACS sessions to your Oracle OpenWorld schedule and learn how you can leverage advanced support to enable cloud deployment, optimize performance, achieve higher availability and reduce risk.

ACS Conference Sessions

  • Deploying Database as a Service in Private and Hybrid Cloud Models—Best Practices [CON9496]
  • Hybrid Cloud Best Practices: Migrating to Public Cloud Platform as a Service [CON9495]
  • Consolidating Workloads in a Private Cloud on Oracle SuperCluster: Case Study [CON9709]
  • Power Up to Oracle Database 12c: Upgrade Paths for Maximum Value [CON9497]
  • Deploying a Private Cloud with the Oracle Cloud Platform: Customer Case Study [CON1980]
  • SaaS How-Tos: Minimize Implementation Risk and Improve the User Experience [CON9498]
  • Rapid Oracle E-Business Suite Implementation to Healthbis Private Cloud [CON4562]
  • Türk Telekom: Performance and Availability Improvements with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic [CON4662]
  • Deploying a Private Cloud with Oracle Engineered Systems: Lessons from the Trenches [CON2656]
  • Protect Your Most Valuable Assets: Up-Level Your Database Security Practices [CON9499]
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Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Get More from Your Oracle Premier Support Investment

Oracle OpenWorld provides an exclusive, once-a-year opportunity to interact with Oracle Support. We look forward to answering your questions and sharing our knowledge—you’ll find relevant, practical, and useful information based on years of customer success. 

Focus on Oracle Premier Support shows you the sessions, demos, and activities available at Oracle OpenWorld. Register for our Oracle Support conference sessions in My Schedule—we’ll make sure to save you a seat! Plan to arrive 5 minutes before the session. 

Oracle Premier Support for Software

Oracle Premier Support for Systems
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Saturday Oct 17, 2015

Talk to an Expert at Oracle OpenWorld

Hear directly from Oracle experts joined by customers who are leveraging Oracle Consulting for faster adoption and ROI to help them succeed using the Oracle stack—from applications and middleware through database and systems. With architecture, upgrade, and migration services, Oracle Consulting helps you achieve your goals quickly and effectively.

Conference session topics include:

Whether you’re moving to an Oracle Cloud application or platform, managing existing Oracle applications and technologies, or tying them all together, Oracle Consulting experts have years of experience to help you reduce risk, save time, and lower costs. Stop by the Oracle Services Center (Moscone Center West on Level 3) during Oracle OpenWorld to meet with an expert, network with peers, discuss best practices, and learn more

See the complete list of Oracle Consulting sessions—with session descriptions, dates, times and locations—as well as details on the Oracle Services Center in the Focus on Oracle Consulting document.

Register for the Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions you plan to attend in My Schedule and we will save you a seat—be ready to enter 5 minutes before the session. 

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Friday Oct 16, 2015

Oracle Support Tips and Best Practices from the Front Lines

Meet the Oracle Support Stars!  You normally work with support engineers online or by phone. Take this opportunity to talk face-to-face at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Ask these support stars your toughest questions and discuss all of Oracle’s most popular products—from systems and databases to middleware, applications, and cloud. You can also learn about Oracle Advanced Customer Support, which offers personalized and proactive mission-critical support for organizations seeking to maximize the availability, performance, and value of their Oracle solutions.

Attend a 10-minute mini-briefing session and hear from Oracle Support experts on 26 different topics. You might take home a prize in addition to new ideas and best practices that can help you get more out of your Oracle products. Find out the details and times for the products that interest you.

The Oracle Support Stars Bar and Mini-Briefing Center are located in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall (Booth 3361).

  • Monday, 10:15 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 10:15 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 10:15 am – 4:15 pm

Learn more about the Oracle Support Stars Bar and Mini-Briefing Center

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Friday Sep 11, 2015

Oracle Usability Feedback Sessions at OpenWorld

Heading to Oracle OpenWorld 2015? If so, then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in a fun one-on-one usability feedback session or get involved in an exciting focus group!  

This is the exclusive opportunity where you can contribute to and influence application design and direction by offering feedback while test-driving Oracle next-generation applications. 

Your feedback can directly impact the existing and future usability of the Oracle Applications Cloud, and help us continue to develop applications that are intuitive and easy to use. The Applications User Experience team will be onsite for the first three days of OpenWorld 2015, and sessions all take place at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, located mere steps away from Moscone West Center. 

When: Monday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Where: Intercontinental San Francisco

Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot at this private event today by sending an email to

To learn more about our team’s presence at Oracle OpenWorld this year, please visit UsableApps.

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Thursday Sep 22, 2011

Tour the Oracle HQ Labs

By The Applications User Experience Team

Sign Up to Tour Oracle’s User Experience Research Labs

Get a first-hand look at where Oracle’s Applications User Experience team uses the latest technologies to design and test the next generation of user experiences in your software.

Tours of Oracle’s User Experience research labs will be offered at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7.

Limited transportation from Oracle OpenWorld to Oracle headquarters will be provided on these days. See where Oracle brings together best practices and next-generation features to create innovative, next-generation user experiences.

To join a tour, RSVP now to If you wish to tour our labs at a different time, please contact us to schedule a tour. Visit the Usability Lab Tours page for more information.

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Going Greener

By Ida Gamban

Sustainability a Key Focus of Oracle OpenWorld

Go green. Be eco-conscious. Shrink your footprint. When it comes to sustainability, Oracle OpenWorld is ready to show you the way, so don't miss these essential green-focused activities:

  • The Business Case for Sustainability (Session 27126) Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:15 a.m.—Moscone West Room 2003. See Oracle’s Chairman of the Board Jeff Henley honor 12 customers with Oracle’s Eco-Enterprise Innovation award. These prestigious awards are presented to the customers and their partners who use Oracle products to take an environmental lead and improve their business through green practices.
  • Introducing Oracle E-Business Suite Environmental Accounting and Reporting (Session 18012) Monday, Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m.—Moscone West Room 3011. Learn about Oracle’s new product that enables companies to collect the necessary information for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste, and other environmental metrics.
  • Visit the Oracle DEMOgrounds, especially the demo booth focused on Oracle Sustainability Solutions for Enabling the Eco-Enterprise in Moscone West, Demo Booth 8160.

For a complete guide to all sustainability activity during Oracle OpenWorld, download the Focus On Sustainability (pdf). Plus, stay connected via the Oracle Sustainability blog, and learn more about what Oracle is doing to green Oracle OpenWorld.

Thursday Aug 18, 2011

Where the Elite Meet

Join the Community at the Oracle Support Stars Bar

During Oracle OpenWorld, don't miss the opportunity to meet with the stars of Oracle Support, live and in person, at the Stars Bar. And while you're there, ask Oracle Support experts your toughest questions about the Oracle products you use to run your business.

Get help with the Oracle Support tools and applications you rely on including My Oracle Support and Oracle Configuration Manager, and discover best practices in proactive product maintenance. Also, learn about Advanced Customer Support Services available for supporting mission-critical environments and enabling success along the entire IT lifecycle.

Join us in the Stars Bar in Moscone West, Lobby Level 2, during Oracle OpenWorld:

  • Sunday, October 2, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get more information about Oracle Customer Services activities at Oracle OpenWorld, and we'll see you at the Stars Bar.


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